BOKISCH VINEYARDS

Bokisch Vineyards – Money Prize LODI 18921 Atkins Rd. tel. (209) 642-8880 www.bokischvineyards.com info@bokischvineyards.com 83 ac – 60,000 bt   PEOPLE Liz and Markus Bokisch have followed a circuitous path to becoming Lodi wine-growing pioneers. From California’s inner heartland to stints in Catalonia and the Napa Valley, the couple finally settled in Lodi in the …

BAKER LANE VINEYARDS

Baker Lane Vineyards – Best Value Prize SEBASTOPOL 7361 Baker Lane tel. (707) 823-2496 www.bakerlanevineyards.com info@bakerlanevineyards.com 6ac – 24,000bt   PEOPLE Stephen Singer thrives in the convergence between the serendipitous and the technical, San Francisco thus beng a natural and fortuitous city in which to land. After years as a wine educator and consultant in …

ANALEMMA WINES

Analemma Wines – Bottle Prize MOSIER 1120 State Rd. tel. (541) 478-2873 www.analemmawines.com cellardoor@analemmawines.com 15 ac – 24,000 bt   PEOPLE Steven Thompson and Kris Fade were working a harvest in New Zealand when word reached them one of the oldest vineyards in the Pacific Northwest, Atavus, was for lease. They quickly packed their bags …

LIEU DIT

Lieu Dit 300 N. 12th Street, Unit 4A Lompoc CA 93436 lieuditwinery.com   0 ac – 30,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Eric Railsback and Justin Willet became friends after college while working in Santa Barbara’s wine industry. Justin began his own wine brand, Tyler, when …

QUADY NORTH

Quady North 255 East California St. Jacksonville OR 97530 (541) 702-2123 quadynorth.com   24 ac – 78,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Herb Quady was working for Bonny Doon Vineyard in California when he decided he wanted to start making his own wines. “I quickly learned …

MAYSARA WINERY

Maysara Winery 15765 SW Muddy Valley Rd. McMinnville OR 97128 (503) 843-1234 maysara.com   260 ac – 96.000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE Moe Momtazi and his wife Flora fled to the US to escape post-revolution Iran in 1982. Fueled by fond memories of his father’s …

IDIOT’S GRACE

Idiot’s Grace 8450 Highway 30 Mosier OR 97040 (541) 399-5259 idiotsgrace.com   21 ac – 24,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE The land and constituent components of Idiot’s Grace Farm—cherry and pear orchards, vineyards and vegetable gardens—are currently under the stewardship of a team of talented, …

IDIOT’S GRACE

Idiot’s Grace 8450 Highway 30 Mosier OR 97040 (541) 399-5259 idiotsgrace.com   21 ac – 24,000 bt Coin Prize – awarded to wineries whose wines represent excellent value.   PEOPLE The land and constituent components of Idiot’s Grace Farm—cherry and pear orchards, vineyards and vegetable gardens—are currently under the stewardship of a team of talented, …

SKINNER VINEYARDS AND WINE

  SKINNER VINEYARDS AND WINERY (COIN) 8054 Fairplay Rd. Somerset CA 95684 (530) 620-2220 skinnervineyards.com PEOPLE After discovering an ancestral connection to a Gold Rush-era miner, rancher, and wine grower named James Skinner, Mike and Carey Skinner purchased property in the El Dorado Hills, along with a century-old stone cellar built by James (Mike’s great, …

HUDSON

HUDSON (COIN) 5398 Sonoma Hwy. Napa CA 94559 (707) 255-1455 hudsonranch.com PEOPLE Lee Hudson exudes a boundless energy and visible eagerness to share the vision of his ranch with anyone who will listen. He first came to the valley in 1975 and after almost 40 years is more keen than ever on experimentation and stewardship …